Who Do We Think We Are? Re-examining Racism Through Imagery



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Britain drew on the Empire to fight in the trenches. Men poured in by the hundreds of thousands from what are now the countries of India and Pakistan… thought they were not welcome as immigrants in Britain or the Dominions of Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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Muslim Tommies

Muslim Tommies



William Peyton Hubbard, Canada’s first black politician



The Bicycling World and Motorcycle Review, 1915


Major Taylor (1878-1932) “Born November 26, 1878, in Indianapolis, Indiana, cyclist Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor began racing professionally when he was 18 years old. By 1900, Taylor held several major world records and competed in events around the globe. After 14 years of grueling competition and fending off intense racism, he retired at age 32. He died penniless in Chicago on June 21, 1932.” http://www.biography.com/people/marshall-walter-major-taylor

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Everywoman’s World, April, 1917



Little Black Sambo, The Globe and Mail, Feb. 3, 1956


William Ruffin Abbott, The Globe, January 11, 1848

Our Brickyards in 1906

The Clayworker, November 1906



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The Don Valley Plant Seen from a Neighboring Hill Top.



Bird’s-eye-view Don Valley Plant.

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Continuous Kiln at the Russell Plant.

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John Price’s Clay Field.


General View of Ontario Paving Brick Co.’s Plant.


Glimpse of Kilns at Ontario Paving Brick Co.’s Plant.

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Sand Bank Canada Sand-Lime Pressed Brick Company.


Sand-Lime Brick Ready for Market.

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Clay Derrick in Operation Port Credit Brick Co.’s Plant.


Delivering Car of Shale to Derrick.

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BELOW: General view Port Credit plant


General View Port Credit Plant.

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St. Matthews Anglican Church and “The Little Pink Lady”

St Mathews Anglican church First Ave. Toronto circa 1939

Interior, St Matthews Anglican Church, First Ave., Toronto, circa 1939

St Mathews Church First Ave, Toronto early 1920s_ _Little Pink Lady_ production , I Midely

St Matthews Anglican Church, First Ave, Toronto, early 1920s — A play, Little Pink Lady, in the church. I. Midely.

St Mathews church first ave, toronto, _Little Pink Lady_ production early 1920s

The Junior Auxiliary of the Anglican Church was an organization somewhat similar to the Girl Guides or Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT), but with an emphasis on Anglican values.

These are posted here because young girls from Leslieville took part in this organization and the play, including the Tolchards.

The full text of Lindsey Barbee’s 1917 play for children, “The Little Pink Lady” is below.

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The Canadian architect and builder [Vol. 2, no. 7 (July 1889)]

The Canadian Architect and Builder [Vol. 2, no. 7 (July 1889)]

This history of St. Matthews Anglican Church is from 1924, about the time the play was produced.